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Egypt: Bomb at local security headquarters kills 15; terrorism blamed

Egypt: Bomb at local security headquarters kills 15; terrorism blamed

CAIRO -- A powerful explosion tore through a security headquarters in a city northeast of the Egyptian capital early Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 100 others, state media reports said. [Updated, 11:30 a.m. PST Dec. 24: The official death toll was later raised to 15.] Egyptian authorities described the attack in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura as the most serious of its kind since the military-backed government took power almost six months ago. Deadlier strikes have taken place in the Sinai Peninsula, where Egyptian troops are battling an Islamic insurgency, but there had not yet been an attack on this scale in an urban area close to Cairo. There was no...

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